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Nov 2, 2012 11:35pm PDT
-american voters return enforce for barack obama this time? >> we're in the same spot as we were when bush was president. >>> and battleground road trip. the candidates are fighting tooth and nail for these girl scout moms and die hard cheese heads. so, "nightline" co-anchor bill weir hit the road in the swing state of wisconsin. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, bill weir and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is fwhl until, november 2nd, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being depl
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
block? >> reporter: president obama toured some of the damage with governor chris christie. >> i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> i can promise you that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials. and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: and then, there was halloween. many towns decided to postpone it. but some were not deterred. on long island, superheros and cats were out. and in new york city, even with the power out, trick-or-treaters took to the street. and within just a few hours, all three of new york's major airports will be back online, with la guardia beginning at least partial service at 7:00 a.m. this morning. rob? sunny? >> good news there, too. and in terms of the gridlock here in new york city. traffic very heavy as the mass transit system gets up and running. what about the scarcity of gasoline for commuters? >> reporter: that's a really big problem because everyone's trying to get into the city. and one of the th
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Nov 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
taking part in the candy exchange go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >>> president obama and mitt romney begin a last push today to sway voters. >> one of our favorite moments from the giants' victory celebration. >> watch what happens when i say -- gangnam style. ♪ ♪ ♪ kj;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ ♪ >>> welcome back. south of the north bay light steady rain for the morning commute in the north bay a little drizzle, fog. lunch this is all over other than a stray shower. warmer weather in the first weekend in november. can believe it is november already. >>> time flies. your voice, your vote. governor brown will be in san francisco today making a last minute push for prop 30 second visit in one week. prop 30 asks voters to approve temporary tax hike on incomes over a quarter of a million dollars a year. sales tax hike for the next four years. brown says the revenue will prevent six billion dollars in cuts to state funded schools. the latest numbers show prop 30 support dropping since september. >>> president obama dives back into campaigning after three days immersed in leading r
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Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
obama has not taken questions from white house reporters since august, but today, he took them from mtv. >> what are you most worried about? malia getting her driver's license, malia going out on a date or malia being on facebook? >> i worry about facebook. dates? that's fine, because she's got secret service protection. >> reporter: in what seems an unprecedented full-on pop culture campaign, the president answered questions from readers of "us weekly" and appears on the cover of "rolling stone," in an interview where he described mitt romney as a bs-er. republicans charge, it all shows how this president is a frivolous celebrity, not a leader. but there he is on "jay leno." >> what's this thing with trump? >> reporter: at a rally with katy perry and on jon stewart. >> i am doing great. >> reporter: like the fabled thief who said he robbed banks because that's where the money is, the obama campaign says the president is going where the voters are. such as "inside edition." >> "inside edition's" a really popular show. >> reporter: especially the young voters they need to win. the pr
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
christie, side-by-side with president obama, joining forces in this crisis. and just as our abc news/"washington post" poll out today shows president obama and governor mitt romney in a dead heat. your voice, your vote, and abc's jake tapper has more. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. today with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in brigantine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: theirs was a most public display of bipartisanship today, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >>
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Nov 1, 2012 11:35pm PDT
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Oct 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
obama is returning to the white house immediately after a florida appearance later this morning. he canceled a stop in ohio. meanwhile in new hampshire, ann romney canceled speaking engagements in derry and manchester due to the storm. they said the campaign buzz would be used for relief effort nsz the east. we'll have more on that in the half hour. >>> it is time for the rest of the weather from across the nation. aside from sandy, a mild day from minneapolis to dallas, denver and southern california. stormy in the northwest but heavy rain from seattle to portland. downpours also expected in the cascades and the northern rockies. >> 60s in dallas and salt lake city. 74 in miami. 54 in atlanta. >>> straight ahead on this special edition of "america this morning," thousands, and we're talking thousands of flights across the nation have been canceled, stranding travelers from coast to coast. we're going to tell you how the airlines are coping with sandy next. >>> and a tip of our hat to one of our own, standing undaunted as the storm raged along the north carolina coast. we'll be righ
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Nov 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
for sure, president obama and mitt romney are full speed ahead in the battleground states seeking out undecided voters. president obama was in boulder, colorado yesterday. today he has three campaign events in ohio. he will be anxious to hear the jobs report. political expert telling the san francisco gate if the unemployment rate stays below 8% he believes voters will slug it off. any increase would mean president obama would -- face voters with the highest rate since roosevelt if the rate is above 8%, mitt romney is going to use that to his advantage. he campaigned in virginia yesterday. this morning, romney starts in wisconsin and moves to ohio. "the new york times" reporting the romney campaign is making a serious play for pennsylvania last minute appearance there sunday, polls now show president obama's edge in pennsylvania is narrowing. will the jobs report give either any massive boost? that's unclear. experts say all but a few voters have likely made up their minds, particularly, about the economy. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> developing news for one of the areas hardest hit
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Oct 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
now just nine days away. fine out what president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start their final push. also, the latest on the nanny accused of killing two children in new york. where she sought help right before the murder. >> strong winds, flooding rains and powerful storm surge. sandy is really starting >> more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two children stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> a super storm is poised to strike the mid-atlantic with strong winds, pounding rain and even snow. right now sandy is a tropical storm, bearing down on the carolinas with predictions of gale force winds and massive flooding and power outages over the mid-atlantic coast starting later today. mandatory evacuations have been ordered in some areas as
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Oct 29, 2012 4:30am PDT
, getting stronger by the minute. president obama has signed an emergency declaration for new jersey, numerous towns have issued voluntary evacuation orders some recently have been switched to mandatory orders. some video be, the same goes for new york governor cuomo declared a state of emergency, mobilizes air national guard in new york city the transit system is shutdown, schools closed hundreds of thousands ordered to leave their homes new york stock exchange shutdown today that includes electronic trading. thousands of flights are cancelled. >> the storm is moving slowly, bringing high volumes of rain. essentially this is a hurricane wrapped in a nor'easter. >> reporter: take a look at this, this is the view from space hurricane sandy off the coast of the carolinas, provided by nasa because of the size and dense population, forcasters expect 50 million to feel the affects. look how massive that is. sandy has already proven deadly killing at least 67 in the caribbean last week, 51 of those people in haiti. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> 4:50. president obama is returning to washin
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Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks are up and calls are being made to voters. here's the story from oakland. >> dana
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 1:05am PDT
. president obama was back on the trail yesterday making appearances in three battleground states. he wrapped up his day with a rally in boulder, colorado. the president took some pointed jabs at mitt romney saying his economic plan is just a rehash the policies that led to the country's economic crisis and mr. obama heads to the all important state of ohio later tod today. and for his part, mitt romney was in virginia at several campaign stops. he criticized the president for not doing enough to help businesses. also romney said the nation needs a president who understands business better. romney's aides are conceding that the storm's slowed some of his momentum but insist their internal polls show him ahead in some of those toss-up states. romney visits wisconsin and also ohio today. >>> and from the lighter side of politics, vice president biden went on david letterman's show last night to read his top ten list. >> ah,
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Oct 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
interesting and very important. >> fascinating. >>> a new ad from president obama's campaign is raising highbrows tonight over its provocative phrasing. >> your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. you want to do it with a great guy. it should be a -- with a guy with beautiful -- somebody who really cares about and understands women. a guy who cares -- >> she is talking about voting for the first time. while some applaud the ad for clever word play, critics call it tasteless and inappropriate. mitt romney campaigned in ohio tonight, and he talked about the economy. >> these have been tough times to be middle class in america. income is not going up, but gasoline has gone up by $2,000 a family. the health insurance premiums are up by $2500. food cost ropes. these are -- food costs are up. it feels more like backward to a lot of american families, i will tell you that. >> in what was a major economic speech they say president obama made things worse and his policies will turn things around. >>> five states declared a state of emergency. residents are being told to stock up with enou
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Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
bridges with democrats. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden are off the campaign trail today. yesterday the president rallied the crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts's governor. president obama saying that romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >>> both the president and romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. the romney campaign says a scheduled stop in the swing state of virginia will not happen today because of the growing threat from sandy. first lady michelle obama has cancelled an appearance in new hampshire on tuesday, and president obama will spend this evening at the white house to again monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> coming up at 8:00 with just over a week or so to go before election day, president obama's deputy campaign manager appears on "this week." he goes head-to-head with newt gingrich to discuss the latest number
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 9:00am PST
efforts. with just two days remaining until election day, president obama and mitt romney are concentrating on the battleground states. the latest abc news washington post tracking poll shows the race is tied at 48%. here is abc news reporter with a look at the final push. >> the countdown is on. president obama and mitt romney traveling from one swing state to another for a battle of votes and victory on tuesday. >> four more years! four more years! >> the last leg means large rallys and the president has some star power. katy perry warmed up the crowd in wisconsin. sounding raspy the president asked for more time to finish the work he started. >> we made real progress these past four years. but wisconsin, we are all gathered here today because we have more work to do. >> mitt romney made his final stop of the day in colorado. he says the progress so far isn't enough and it is time for change. >> the question of this election comes down to this, do you want more of the same or do you want real change? >> it was the last day of early voting in florida. voters there faced long
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Nov 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
of gallons of fuel into the water. meanwhile, millions are still without electricity. president obama was briefed on recovery efforts at fema headquarters. >> this continues to be my number one priority. there's nothing more important than getting his right. >> central park is dressed up with no place to go. the marathon was cancelled for the first time in history in deference to victims. >> people who are flooded out. >> we spent thousands of dollars to bring our family here, pay for hotel rooms, airline tickets. >> temperatures are dropping, and a nor nor'easter with the potential for strong wind and rains could be the in forecast next week. >> ama: right now gas rationing is in place in both new york and new jersey. new york is restricting gas to 10 gallons per customer, and new jersey drivers can fill up every other day depressing on if theirs license plate nix even or odd. a plan to vice-president free fuel at mobile emergency stations have been suspended. >>> east coast red cross blood donation centers are getting back up and running, other centers are welcoming donations to mak
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Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
last minute. >> yeah. yeah. >> mitt romney and barack obama masks were big sellers.. >> also avengers. >> i came as a giants fan. >> you did, indeed. >> stay with us. more sights and sounds of the giants celebration. >> in just a moment. >>> coming up at 6:00 a giants fan got his nose broken trying to keep rowdy revelers in check. he was reunited today with the man who saved him. abc 7 news has the story. we have pictures from nine stories below sea level. a fresh water tunnel being built below the bay. we'll show you the technique they're using to dig it. also from parade to podium we'll have new coverage today, and the race to get out of town. it's coming up in half an hour. now back to dan and cheryl. >> thank you. >> it was so exciting being out there. we're at the beginning of the parade i got my hat and scarf and i'm decked out, you know? take a look at highlights of the event throughout the streets of san francisco. thanks for watching. >> see you later. >> we love you. a lot of heart. you're awesome. we did it.
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Oct 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
president obama and mitt romney are doing as they start the final push. also, police investigate a deadly shooting in contra costa county. and accused of killing two children in new york, where their nanny sought help right before >> new this morning in contra costa county, oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred just before 2:00 this morning. police responding to shots being fired. found a man who had been shot several times near the intersection of main street and hill avenue. he died at a local hospital. more details this morning about that nanny accused of killing two children in new york city. she has no criminal history but did recently seek psychiatric help. the children's mother found the two and six-year-old kids stabbed in the bathtub on thursday. they were fully clothed. they died on the way to the hospital. the nanny had also stabbed herself several times. she is still alive, but investigators can't question her yet because of wounds to her neck. >> two teenagers were injured when they were hit by a car while walking along a sonoma street yesterd
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
weekend. will today's jobs report, the last one before election day, boost obama? or bolster romney's case on the economy? jake tapper is in ohio. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning from a barn outside columbus, george. the jobs report appears relatively good news, 171,000 jobs created in the month of october. and the previous two months had upward revisions of # 4,000. employment ticks up to 7.9% but only because of more people look for work, this jobs report comes as this election comes down to the wire. stumping for votes, the candidates leave no stone unturned. as they make their closing arguments. in virginia, neck and neck and romney was heckled. >> what about the climate? that's what caused the storm. >> reporter: he did some heckling of his own against the president. >> the president said he was going to consider putting in place a secretary of business. i don't think that what we need is another government bureaucrat that supposedly knows something about job creation. i think it would be helpful to have a president that actually understands job creation. >> reporte
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Nov 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
. president obama is gathering his top aids this morning for a briefing on recovery efforts in the wake of hurricane sandy. they will hold a conference call with state and local lead speakers visit storm damaged areas throughout the region to get a review of the response and make sure resources are being provided. the grim news, the bodies of 102 people have been sound so far, many of them found by national guard drops going door to door on staten island. gas rationing starts today in the face of fuel short answer. people with license plates ending in odd numbers or letters can fell up on odd days. those with even-numbered plates fill up on even days to help homeland security chief she signed a waiver to allow foreign bound ships to deliver gas to ports. they are easing restrictions on what kind of gas can be burned. northern california are sending types to help the east coast recover from the storms. a second pg&e team is on the way to help restore power and coast guard teams have been sent to the region. they will mostly help with the removal of hazardous waste. >>> under the pressure
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Nov 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
line or send a text tip 411. >> president obama is gathering top aides this morning for a briefing on hurricane sandy's recovery efforts. he'll hold a conference call for state and local leaders and visit communities throughout the region to get a review of the response and to make sure resources are being provided. the bodies of 102 people have been found so far. many by national guard troops on staten island. gas rationing begins today in the face of fuel shortages. people license plate in odd numbers fill up on odd days. janet napolitano signed a waiver to deliver gas to northeast ports. the new york governor have announced the first of 8 million gallons of gas has been delivered to his state with another 28 million gallons on the way. northern california is sending teams to help them recover from the storm. a second pg&e team to help restore power and coastguard teams from novato and alameda have been sent to that region. >>> under pressure to meet the immediate needs of his city, the mayor reversed himself and cancelled tomorrow's new york marathon. sergio quintana talked with
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
andrews where president obama will be boarding that plane to get back on the campaign trail hitting nevada, wisconsin and colorado. this after he took time off the trail yesterday in order to assess damage from hurricane sandy. yesterday he toured a really hard hit state of new jersey, met with the governor there he promised that he will not forg(niqs the people and try to help them for a speedy return to normalcy. >> a truce of sorts between the obama and romney campaigns during sandy's fury. now back to the last run until tuesday's election. >> traffic and weather together, next. >>> you are looking at downtown san francisco where some of the buildings are still rimmed with orange from the giants. [ unintelligible ] we have rain out there tapering off. [ unintelligible ] >>> also the giants victory celebration that came to a halt kind of. manager bruce bochy's convertible. you see people helping. more on this coming up. >>> welcome back. low clouds over san francisco this morning. east bay valleys around crow canyon to the west of san ramon one of our better radar returns through
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Oct 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
now i want you to listen to a new ad from president obama's campaign. an ad raising eyebrows for prevomitive phrasing >> >> the first time you shouldn't do it with anybody. you want to do it with a great guy. >> it should be with a guy with beautiful, someone who really cares about and understands women. >> a guy who cares -- >> actually, they are talking about voting for the first time. while some applaud it for clever word play, critics are calling it tasteless and inappropriate. >>> republican nominee mitt romney is scheduled to campaign in florida today. last night he campaigned in ohio and he was talking about the economy. >> these have been tough times for the middle class in america. income is not going up and at the same time gasoline has gone up by $2,000 a family. health insurance premiums are up, as i said, by $2,500. food costs up. these are tough times for middle income americans. and his answer is forward. it feels more like backward to a lot of american families. i'll tell you that. >> earlier in iowa in what was billed as a major economic speech, romney said presi
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Oct 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
that -- and cooperation that i've seen all over the state. >> reporter: president obama has cancelled tomorrow's stops in ohio, mitt romney is collecting relief supplies in ohio. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> count on abc 7 for your most complete coverage of the storm we'll have live updates on abc 7 news and our regular newscasts. tonight at 10 abk news will air one hour primetime special followed by abc7 news at 11. >>> next, san francisco gets ready for one giant celebration. live look at reparations underway right now for foam's world series victory parade. >> later -- later search for >>> crews are making final preparations for the world series parade celebrating the giants less than 24 hours to go. amy hollyfield is live at civic center plaza with a sneak peek at the floats on more. >> reporter: good morning. currently transforming civic center plaza workers got here 7:00 this morning and we're told they would stay until it is ready, which could be midnight. they have a lot to do in a very little amount of time. first glimpse of some of the floats you will see tomorrow. the wor
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Oct 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
closed. also, president obama will visit hard-hit areas of new jersey today, touring those areas with governor christie. >> here in new york, most of lower manhattan remains without power this morning. here's a live image. in the foreground is brooklyn, where the power's on. but across the river, absolute blackout. the local utility, con ed, actually had to cut power to some areas of brooklyn and staten island overnight. and along the jersey shore, the view from the air revealing just how much devastation that popular tourist area suffered. there's worries about leaking fuel in some still-flooded towns. new jersey governor chris christie is promising the area will be rebuilt. he says it won't be the same, though. >>> and further from the east coast, sandy will go down as a massive snowmaker. one ski resort in west virginia reported three feet of mostly heavy, wet snow that was blown by 60-mile-per-hour winds. the weight of the snow was too much for some trees, many of which collapsed across roads, forcing those roads to close. >> the scope is just unbelievable. >>> once again this mor
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Oct 31, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >> president obama will head to new jersey today. new york, stock market and two major airports reopening laguardia remains closed. mark greenblatt joins us live from lower manhattan. >> reporter: good morning. right now the power remains out in lower manhattan. as you just mentioned there is a big sign of life because this morning mayor bloomberg is going to be out ringing the opening bell on the floor of the new york stock exchange resuming normal trading after a really devastating storm. it was another night of no lights and power for thousands, still no idea when power will be restored. new york city which shutdown its entire mass transit system will spend the next several days pumping out flooded tunnels hoping to get everything moving again. in breezy point, new york a beach front community of firemen, policemen and blue collar works they are taking stock from a fire that destroyed 100 homes. >> nothing i could identify except the kitchen and bathroom tile that's about it. >> reporter: the cause of the fire unknown. new jersey took the brunt of sandy with coastal communities hit esp
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
barack obama is the favorite. >ovcs5nk you. >> to give you an idea of where the election will be decided took at the -- take a look at the map. red ones for rom nee. pink for leaning for rom fee. there are now eight battle ground states in white. nevada, ohio, and just enough votes to sway the election. i should be a fascinate being election. >> we could have a strong indication of who the next president is going to be before election day. >> outcome could depend how well rg >> wall street prices down, dow jones dropped 139 points today off 250 for the week. nasdaq fell 37. apple took a 20 point plunge. oil stocks suffering, chevron reporting income down 33% it also sold oil and gas at lower prices over the customer. demand so far because of the economy. here is a bay area ipo that did well, restoration hardware opened trading today. it's stock shot up 30%. rh sells upscale furniture and raised $124 million by going public. >> election day may be tuesday. weekend. the outcome of the last washington skins home game predicted the winner correctly of 17 out of 18 elections if the re
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Oct 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. alex. >> reporter: well, diane, we've learned president obama will be in new jersey surveying the damage tomorrow, but i want you to take a look around me here. this is what many blocks across little ferry, new jersey, look like tonight, completely submerged. if you look down some streets, you'll see cars that tried to get out but just could not. in this neighborhood alone, more than 400 stranded people were rescued today. rescuers made their way through flooded streets today picking up stranded families. >> want to come out? >> reporter: and the boats bringing people to where they could be trucked to safety. whole families huddled together in the backs of trucks. >> the entire first floor gone. able to go on the second floor. power is down. water is almost gone. we have a baby and elderly person. >> baby, baby here. >> reporter: the frantic rescue operation began around midnight last night after sandy's storm surge swamped new jersey. >> happened so fast, within 15 minutes we had 10 feet of water. >> reporter: stunned residents like vincent grabbed whatever they could as the wate
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Oct 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
new polls showing president obama holding slim leads in the key battlegrounds. it's "your voice, your vote." and abc's jonathan karl is in tampa, florida. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. well, the superstorm didn't delay the campaign for long. both vice president biden and mitt romney will be campaigning hard down here all day long in florida. the storm has forced the president to cancel several campaign events. but it has also given him a chance to show some presidential leadership. >> my message to the federal government. no bureaucracy. no red tape. get resources where they're needed. >> reporter: and later today, he'll get a firsthand look at the damage on the new jersey shore, with none other than the state's republican governor, chris christie. christie is a die-hard romney supporter. but he's had nothing but praise for the president's handling of the storm, which he says is all that really counts right now. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than that. so do the people o
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Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. >> president obama says he's confident that agencies have done all they can to prepare for hurricane sandy. he says the slow-moving storm will affect millions of people. he's urging americans to obey warnings. he says the key is making sure the public follows instructions. >> hurricane sandy sent both presidential campaigns scrambling. the president skipped an event this morning to monitor the storms from the white house. both campaigns cancelled two dozen events. mitt romney stumped in the mid west and thinking about making a contribution to the red cross? or another relief agency? >> the events are cancelled and with the president off the trail vice president biden did campaign today with former president bill clinton. there are eight days to go until the election. the latest tracking poll shows this race in a dead heat. >> trading on wall street is suspended at least until tomorrow. this affects all u.s. trading markets. the u.s. labor department says he will release the monthly jobs report just four days before the election. >> sandhya causing problems with the power grid. it's e
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Nov 2, 2012 1:40am PDT
inspired by barack obama's election four years ago. >> i said i'm going if the lord spare my life this time, and i made it up in my mind to vote. >> reporter: miss rosie has lived through major turning points in american history. she was just a child when the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. she was well into her 50s by the time jim crow laws were abolished, giving her the chance to do what she did today. >> she was already set in her ways and really wasn't thinking about politics. >> reporter: now rosie is not secretive about who she supports. >> i love obama. >> reporter: you love obama? >> i love obama. >> reporter: rosie requested her ballot in the mail, and her friend turned it in. >> miss rosie should be an inspiration to all of our young people and old. >> reporter: in ft. myers, chad oliver. >> how do you not love that story. >> isn't that something? if she can rock the vote, i think we can all get out and vote. >> there is no excuse. i don't care who you're supporting, no matter what age, where you're at, the storm, whatever. get out there and be heard. if she can
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Nov 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
president obama gets four more years. >>> and then, a warning in the wake of hurricane sandy. be on the lookout for scam artists. >>> and joe biden stops by "the late show." and this time, the laughs are from him, not on him. >>> well, that is the closing bell last night, at the new york stock exchange. abc's sam champion, there in his orange coat. hard to miss sam in that picture. surrounded by other new york weather experts. a nod, of course, to their tireless and critical work throughout this week. the dow was up 136 points. >>> economic reports don't get any bigger than the one due out later this morning. the government releases the october employment numbers just four days before the election. a crucial report on wall street and the campaign trail. experts say, look for 125,000 new jobs last month, showing modest growth, with the unemployment rate steady at 7.8%. >>> well, there could be some manmade misery adding to the toll of hurricane sandy. scammers, out to take advantage of folks after the storm. officials are now warning people to watch out for phony charities, fraudulen
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
president obama. >> politics of oakland city hall. now inspiration for a new tv show. plans being made now. coming up. >>> president obama endorsement getting down to the last few days before the election. >> that brief cause for super storm sandy seemed like a distant memory. today, the attacks were back. >> their best bet is on sin yi six. >> president obama delivering a closing argument in three battle grounds. >> i know what change looks like. i fought for it. you have, too. after all we've been through together we can't give up now. >> mitt romney spending his day in virginia, a state republicans are desperate to flip. >> we're going to win on november 6th. >> he countered the president's closing arguments. >> i believe america needs real change. we're going to give to it american people. >> the latest poll still shows a tight race but new polls in three key states had president obama on top. it's now all hands on deck. vice president biden stumped in iowa. >> american people asking, who can they trust? >> barack obama should be the next president. >> and in ohio, ann romney got emoti
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Oct 28, 2012 8:00am PDT
>>> good morning, and welcome to a special election edition of "this week." >>> the obama campaign is slipping. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> it's on. the final sprint. >> we'll win this election. we'll finish what we started. >> we're going to bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> the candidates cris cross the battlegrounds. >> we need you, ohio. >> i love colorado! >> to break this deadlock race. the big questions now -- can obama's swing state firewall stand up to romney's momentum? how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. top obama adviser stephanie cutter and house speaker newt gingrich for romney. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. george will, austan goolsbee, nicolle wallace, gwen ifill and andrew sullivan. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy, threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lak
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Oct 26, 2012 11:35pm PDT
talked to say barack obama has been our single most effective recruiting tool in the last four, five years. >> well, i think there's some truth to that. immediately after obama was elected, we saw two of the largest hate websites in the country crash. >> reporter: potok told us that by the late '80s, the klan dwindled to a few hundred. they now number closer to 6,000. >> white power! >> reporter: he believes they can be very dangerous. >> it's dangerous, not so much because a whole bunch of klansmen get together in a room and plan to murder 1,000 people with a bomb so, you know, it's the lone wolf characters that get frustrated with their leaders that break away, you know, one day, walk out of their house and start shooting. >> reporter: with that in mind, at a gas station outside of tupelo, the grand dragon appears. he is also known as steven howard, 31 years old, he says he's an iraq war veteran. he comes with a loaded pistol on his hip and tells me he's got serious ptsd. we agree to follow him to a remote location, where cell phone service is spotty. next to a trailer by the woods
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Oct 30, 2012 11:35pm PDT
president? >> reporter: president obama stayed in washington to visit red cross, attend briefings with governors and utility ceos. >> i think he's handled it well. >> reporter: compassionate or calculated, depending on who called into the radio show in youngstown, ohio. >> where was it when it happened in ben gaza and i and he flew t snas he learned his lesson. >> reporter: a vital corner of a vial state with 28 visits from romney this year, 19 from obama. >> president obama wasn't able to come as planned because of the storm. >> reporter: do you think that hurts his cause in ohio? >> absolutely not. i think more people respect him for doing what what the president is supposed to do. >> reporter: the drizzle wasn't enough to keem elaine from going door to door on obama's behalf tonight. >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: hello. a few miles away brothers and roger did the same for romney. >> i don't think personally that after four years of watching this president that it should change anybody's mind in four days on four years of failure. >> very difficult. >> reporter: here's one republi
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
added to the economy. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the way president obama and mitt romney are spinning numbers. >> reporter: as it turns out the numbers landed in some grey area giving both something to seize upon to benefit their own campaign. >> the president: hello ohio! >> reporter: despite the small rise in the unemployment rate president obama pumped up ohio this morning. >> the president: today our businesses created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs. companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: the president admits there is more work to be done. but says this is a pattern of real progress that includes a stronger auto industry, thanks to his bailout. romney is ing the numbers another way at a rally in wisconsin this morning he said the report is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today it is 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: s
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Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
polls shows president obama and mitt romney deadlocked at 48% among likely voters. for mitt romney, it's a final chance to appeal to his base especially in the all-important swing state of ohio. abc's david muir is with the romney team in cleveland. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. hard to believe 48 hours now until election day, and the battleground blitz continues for both campaigns. overnight mitt romney in front of an enormous audience in colorado and an emotional moment from his most powerful weapon on the trail, his wife, ann romney. overovernight in front of a crowd of more than 17,000, mitt romney in colorado in an all-out sprint to the finish. >> thank you very much, colorado. you guys are the best. >> reporter: in the last 24 hours both campaigns crisscrossing the country and both stopping in dubuque, iowa, and romney whose closing argument makes him the candidate that will reach across the aisle now asking supporters to reach across the street. >> i want you to reach across the street to the neighbor that has that other sign in his front yard, and i'm go
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Nov 1, 2012 1:40am PDT
a visit from president obama. just days now before the election next week, the president put politics aside to tour the storm zone. >> there he was, side by side with governor chris christie, one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. more from abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in bringhamtine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: there is was a most public display of bipartisanship, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than befor
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Nov 4, 2012 1:00am PDT
determine the outcome of this election. >> the countdown is on, president obama and mitt romney traveled from one swing state to another, in a battle for votes and victory on tuesday. >> four more years. four more years,. >> three more days, three more days. >> the last leg means large rallies, and president has some star power. katy perry warmed up the crowd for him in wisconsin, sounding a little raspy, the president asked for more time to finish the work he start. >> we made real progress these past four years. but, wisconsin, we're all gathered here today because we've got more work to do. >> mitt romney made his final stop of the day in colorado. he says the progress so far isn't enough and it's time for change. >> so the question of this election comes down to this. do you want more of the same or do do you want real change? >> there's a last day of early voting in florida. voters there faced a long line, some wait can hours to get into polling centers. and in response to superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clocks to open their offices this
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> that is staten island. look at all those boats. >>> five days to go. barack obama and mitt romney dash back to the trail, as the clock ticks to election day. this morning, our bottom line on each side's path to victory. the last-minute moves. and this little girl's emotional plea going viral. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> and jaws dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us in her own words the astonishing moment her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> can we say it for her, though? rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit, rabbit,. >> rabbit, rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point,
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Oct 31, 2012 1:40am PDT
no >>> welcome back. president obama will be in new jersey touring the storm damage with governor christie. >>> welcome back. president obama will be in new jersey touring the storm damage with governor christie. >> the election is less than a week away. and sandy has blown both candidates off course. here is jonathan karl. >> reporter: mitt romney transformed the planned ohio rally into a bid to support relief efforts. >> we won't be able to solve all the problems with our efforts this morning. one of the things i learned in life is you make the difference you can. >> reporter: it has all the trappings of a traditional campaign event, stage, big american flag, campaign music, lots of romney supporters. but you also have over here canned goods and supplies that people have brought for victims of the storm. the storm put romney in a bind. while the president can lead relief efforts -- >> this is something heartbreaking for the nation. >> reporter: there's not much for romney to do beyond encouraging supporters to pitch in. with fema working overtime, democrats are hammering him for
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Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
and president obama have to cancel events, obama in virginia, and adjust their schedules. president obama canceling an event in colorado. that's one big impact right now and also it will affect their efforts to get out the vote and early voting didn't seem to have much effect on the early voting in florida yesterday but could complicate efforts to get out the vote in virginia and ohio, two other key states that will be impacted by the storm and finally if this storm is as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates in the last nine days. >> in some ways this is the real october surprise. i wonder if you're the president, how do you manage campaigning because the job is truly on the line with governing and managing perhaps a large disaster response. >> you show you're in touch. that's why the president put out photos of him talking to the director of the federal emergency management agency and he also is returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, canceling some events. the biggest problem right now, if he makes any mi
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Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
white house. a note about the storm, voting and today, president obama and governor romney back out making their case to voters as the clock ticks down. five days until americans go to the polls, "your voice, your vote," and tonight, our brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows this. the president with a one-point edge. he also got a big helpful endorsement today, and i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor, anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. george? >> reporter: that's right. mayor michael bloomberg, of new york city, independent mayor michael bloomberg, had criticized president obama in the past, said he was not going to endorse. today he came out and said he's endorsing the president because he believes he's best positioned to lead on the issue of climate change, which the mayor believes had an impact on this hurricane. of course, that comes on top of that praise from governor chris christie, the republican governor of new jersey yesterday, and the poll you just cited, diane, also shows that nearly 8 out of 10 americans think the president has done a
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Oct 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
obama, it meant canceling two upcoming campaign events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show decisive leadership or to take the blame if the response is bungled. all told, 16 campaign events have already been canceled. mitt romney canceled three in virginia, moving westward to ohio, where he met up with paul ryan. >> today, when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast, in the wake of this big storm that's coming. let's not forget those fellow americans of ours. >> reporter: with just nine days left, the race is as close as ever. a point dramatized in a new obama ad, reminding voters that the 2000 race was decided by a mere 537 votes in florida. >> this year, if you're thinking your vote doesn't count, that it won't matter, well, back then, there were probably at least 537 people w
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Oct 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
go to the polls. >> we have seen some of the effect. both governor romney and president obama have canceled effe events in virginia. one big impact right now. it's going to expect their effort to get out the vote. early voting didn't have much effect on early voting in florida yesterday. it could complicate it in virginia and ohio. then finally, is this storm as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates. >> i wonder if you're the president how do you manage campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. >> he's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. the biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. >> in nonweather news, a bit of surprise, the des moines register, the largest newspaper endorsed romney. >> iowa is a key state. it's part of barack obama's mid western fire wall. >> he needs to win iowa, wisconsin and ohio. the obama campaign said t
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Oct 28, 2012 2:00am PDT
romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks are up and calls are being made to voters. he
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Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
election. >> the countdown is on, president obama and mitt romney traveled from one swing state to another, in a battle for votes and victory on tuesday. >> four more years. four more years,. >> three more days, three more days. >> the last leg means large rallies, and the president has some star power. katy perry warmed up the crowd for him in wisconsin, sounding a little raspy, the president asked for more time to finish the work he start. >> we made real progress these past four years. but, wisconsin, we're all gathered here today because we've got more work to do. >> mitt romney made his final stop of the day in colorado. he says the progress so far isn't enough and it's time for change. >> so the question of this election comes down to this. do you want more of the same or do do you want real change? >> there's a last day of early voting in florida. voters there faced a long line, some wait can hours to get into polling centers. and in response to superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clocks to open their offices this weekend to allow storm victim
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Oct 27, 2012 1:05am PDT
. >> fascinating. >>> a new ad from president obama's campaign is raising highbrows tonight over its provocative phrasing. >> your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. you want to do it with a great guy. it should be a -- with a guy with beautiful -- somebody who really cares about and understands women. a guy who cares -- >> she is talking about voting for the first time. while some applaud the ad for clever word play, critics call it tasteless and inappropriate. mitt romney campaigned in ohio tonight, and he talked about the economy. >> these have been tough times to be middle class in america. income is not going up, but gasoline has gone up by $2,000 a family. the health insurance premiums are up by $2500. food cost ropes. these are -- food costs are up. it feels more like backward to a lot of american families, i will tell you that. >> in what was a major economic speech they say president obama made things worse and his policies will turn things around. >>> five states declared a state of emergency. residents are being told to stock up with enough batteries and water and
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
final hours, is obama closing with a kick? do romney's last-minute moves signal confidence or desperation? how has hurricane sandy changed the race? and will we know the winner tuesday night? we'll ask our headliners. obama's top white house strategist david plouffe. and romney's senior adviser ed gillespie. >>> and our powerhouse roundtable. george will, cokie roberts, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ronald brownstein of the national journal. >>> hello again. this is it. just hours to go before the final votes and for so many americans, up 40% of voters, election day has already come and gone. a new record that has already led to long lines like these at polling places across the country. some good news in the early vote. that makes sense. the race has been tight from the start. today, it could not be closer. our brand-new abc news/washington post poll shows an absolute dead-heat. 48%. still, in those battleground states, a small but steady lead for president obama and it's in the battlegrounds especially those midwestern states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio, where the candidat
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